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Dec 5, 2012 1:40am PST
. the fda taking its time in getting to the issue. i think most people are at home going ew. >> i don't have a problem necessarily with steroid being injected into the chicken to make them larger. there's a reason that animals were created and supposed to stay exactly how they are. no cross-pollination here. interesting, little chance a salmon could escape and breed. if that happens, bred with wild fish they could disrupt everything. but there's -- >>> if the frankenfish got together with other fish. freaky fish! >> chaos. a freak every now and then. i knew willis would enjoy that. >>> still to come, getting ready for the end of the world. >>> as the countdown to the end of the mayan calendar draws near, we'll meet a man who is making sure he is ultra prepared, maybe even a little weird. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >>> very important. very good news to report this morning. the u.s. government has confirmed the world is not going to end on the 21st of this month. >> thank god. >> whew. all right. a post on usa.gov says the mayan predictions
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Dec 25, 2012 2:05am PST
traditional latin wish for peace and blessed thousands of worshippers during midnight mass at st. peter's basilica. >>> christmas day weather. the threat of tornadoes, unfortunately, on this holiday. louisiana, alabama, mississippi, they could have a rough few hours ahead and heavy snow in oklahoma and morning fog in atlanta and tallahassee. >> you need to bundle up if you're in the upper midwest. fargo will be like 35 below. yeah, maybe even put on an extra little christmas log there. omaha in the mid-teens and mid-40s in baltimore and new york. pleasant 80 and flip-flops in miami. >> always jealous of miami this time of year. >>> if you can't believe this, there really actually is a santa claus. he looks the part, acts the part and now living the part year round. the former frank pazuzzi has changed his name. it is even printed on his driver's license. >> he is officially santa claus. the rest of the year, 54-year-old construction worker and barbecue joint proprietor with a wife and four children. very unusual, but very well known name. >> i want to get his shirt. the shirt he
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Dec 17, 2012 3:00am PST
you celebrate christmas after a massacre at an elementary school put your small town on the map? we'll see how newtown is trying to heal. >>> but first, newtown begins saying goodbye to the victims today with funerals for two 6-year-olds. jack pinto and noah pozner. >> president obama remembered those little boys along with all the others who died during an emotional speech last night. abc's mark greenblatt is in newtown with more from that vigil. good morning, mark. >> reporter: well, good morning. the president came here to newtown to grieve with a community that has lost so much. and tell the rest of america that he hopes that we can all learn from what happened here. >> since i've been president, this is the fourth time we've come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings. >> reporter: more than 900 people packed into newtown high school for an emotional interfaith service. they came to remember loved ones lost in the shootings and left with the message that those who died may help lead america to become better and safer for others. >> these trage
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Dec 10, 2012 2:05am EST
got that applause when he rode on the golf cart at a soccer stadium before final match of the world cup the since then he has received visitors occasionally. >> hillary clinton was one of them. his resume unbelievable. became the first south african black president in 1994. spent 27 years in prison for leading the fight against apartheid. shared 1993 nobel peace prize, unbelievable. >> 94 years old. imagine that 27 years, some times in solitary confinement led to some health problems. >> remarkable he is living this morning. hope he has more years ahead of him. >>> venezuela president hugo chavez dealing with a health crisis. he arrived in cuba for a third cancer surgery and acknowledged the seriousness of his health situation naming his vice president as choice to replace him if he can no longer lead the country. >>> dallas cowboys defensive tackle josh brent out of jail after he posted a $500,000 bond. brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after crashing his car early saturday morning, leaving his passenger and friend, and teammate, jerry brown dead. brown was an e
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Dec 7, 2012 2:35am EST
made in the united states? >> i want there to be. >> reporter: a promise there will be. at the factories in china they make 40% of the world's electronics where this year, bill welir. took you inside. apple moving their macs to america, represents a small part of the overall product line. cook made the point before that key components of the iphone for instance are made in america. the processor made here. glass in kentucky. >> it says on the back of an apple product, designed in california, assembled in the united states. >> several part are from the united states. >> reporter: apple is joining a trend, the wave of american companies, beginning to rethink their strategy of where their manufacture their products. chinese wa chinese wages have risen 15 to 20% a year. reason to come back. proximity. location. make it here. you don't have to ship from china the saving money. suddenly the math isn't adding up. >> they're deciding made in america makes more sense? >> yes, an economic question about being made in america. not a patriotic question. it is an economic question. >> david
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Dec 24, 2012 2:30am EST
powerful storms at the worst of times. >>> and with the tremendous snowfall and powerful wind swept rain, mother nature is not spending christmas and other parts of the country christmas cheer. it's monday, december 4. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good monday morning, on this christmas eve. good to have brandy back in the house. it's been good. we had a little eggnog. >> we're making it a festive holiday. >> glad you're back. welcome back to the overnight rodeo. >> yes, the hours are great. i'm in for paula faris who is on assignment. we've been talking about the snowstorms and the tornadoes. yes, they're back in the christmas forecast. we'll have more on that. >>> also this morning, the debate over gun control and the direction it is taking, as newtown attempts to observe christmas. >>> and why retailers are experiencing a slump while procrastinators are looking for last-minute christmas deals. experts say waiting to buy may have benefits that you may not have considered before. so this is a great story. the slowness may be worth it in the end. >> as long as you w
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Dec 13, 2012 1:40am PST
really happened. >> that's not far off the real thing. >> we tested the theory that shooting at the hindenberg would take out down. we tested the theory of a bomb. we tested static electricity. we tested the flammability of the skin. >> reporter: to re-create the disaster, physicist steve wolf and the team test each theory, one at a time. lightning, a bomb, a spark. the question is, was the hindenberg brought down by mother nature, sabotage, or something else? >> in our lab testing, most of those theories really didn't pan out. but one of them does. >> reporter: after 75 years, the team will make the public wait just a bit longer for the answer. releasing their findings on sunday. jon schriffen, abc news, new york. >> should be fascinating what answer they come up with. obviously, it's best known for those fiery images. but in its heyday, that was the fastest and most comfortable way to get across the atlantic. so it was a milestone at the time. of course, we remember how it ended, just like the "titanic." we remember the tragedy, not the accomplishment. >> that was the first trip f
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Dec 4, 2012 1:40am PST
stroke at a time, dad. calm down. but i've never seen a baby that young without any protection at all, just going. >> i have seen classes, infant swim. they teach the kids to flip over, especially in states where they have outdoor pools. florida, arizona, they teach them if they flip on their backs and cry for help. >> never seen that. >> 9 months old. >> i have never seen swim. this class teaches them to tread. >> swim better than willis. that is amazing. >> you got that right! >>> coming up, you cannot see, feel, or smell, a dangerous lesson for a school in atlanta. >>> and an eye-opening experiment about sleep deprivation. behind the wheel after our colleague stayed up for 36 hours straight. it's coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no!no! hair removal. the new color changing candle from air wick, brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. until they see this. the oral-b pro-health clinical brush. its pro-flex sides adjust t
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Dec 3, 2012 3:00am PST
, but not giving her a candle. you like to wrap. did you learn anything? >> i am horrible at wrapping, but i wanted to learn and get better. so i actually learned some great tips. >> take it to the lovely lady in the mall. >> i will wrap you. >> safety first. wrap it up. >>> but first, 62,000 football fans filled arrowhead stadium in kansas city the day after jovan belcher killed his girlfriend and then killed himself. a moment of silence on the field and in the stand for all victims of domestic violence. abc's john schifrin is in kansas city. >> reporter: with heavy hearts, chiefs' players took the field just one day after teammate jovan belcher killed his girlfriend before take his own life outside the stadium. >> it's tough. you miss him, you know? he's -- he was a grade guy, great teammate. we loved his family. and like i said, my heart goes out to them. my prayers are with them. >> reporter: as part of the pregame ceremonies, the chiefs observed a moment of silence for victims of domestic abuse. after the score of the first touchdown, he ran over to head coach romeo cornell to gi
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Dec 31, 2012 2:05am EST
. >>> a moving moment at the giants-eagles game as players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut residents. among those attending, the family of 6-year-old jack pinto. there were at least a dozen hand made signs with a green and white one that said, sandy hook, we choose to love. >> and for jack pinto's family, that must have been somewhat emotionally healing just to be there and i'm sure it gave them a sense not of closure, but a sense of closeness. >> well done. >>> coming up, it was a year of a lot of ups and downs from the election to the shoogt am sandy hook. >> but there were many light moments as well. up next, the things that made us laugh in 2012. you're watching "world news now." >> lord help us. it's time to change the way we clean. it's time to free ourselves from the smell and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning th
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Dec 26, 2012 2:35am EST
emotional problems of any sort. >> right. ha ha! >> so the process was awesome at the end of the day, though. because wrestling with these issues, you know... i'm a mother of two daughters. they're 22 and 24 now. and i think it's important to actually not sort of be seen to be competing with them on some kind of marketplace level. so it was great on many levels but challenging. >> is there still a stigma, linda, about gray hair? i don't see many gray-haired people featured, for example, in the pages of "allure." ha ha! >> they've been there. but there is a stigma. and i think the fact that we're here talking about it talks about the stigma. and i think that there's no question that gray hair is aging. and it's related to aging because it happens when you age. there's no denying that, and that part of it is that you lose the melanin in your hair. and, also, the hair becomes wiry and dry. so it's harder to control and coarser. and so there's--the simple association with age, but there's also this sort of psychological association that you touched on, which is that "she's let hersel
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Dec 12, 2012 1:40am PST
actions. recognizing the opposition formally but at the same time labeling certain parts of it as, you know, terrorists. so that's an important distinction there. and all eyes are glued to whether chemical weapons will be used or not. >> as you can allude to, they're opening the door for that possibility down the road. but responsibly. >> and we should point out that the full interview with president obama and the first lady will air on friday on "20/20" and "nightline." a cool tradition that barbara gets to sit down in the white house during the holidays and talk to both. certainly no shortage of topics as 2012 winds down. >> but yet the platform is not like she gets extended time for it. "20/20" is still the same amount of time, even though topics are -- >> we'll be back. stay with us. >>> well, this is big. there's a potential breakthrough for millions of people suffering with depression. >> it's not a pill. it's actually an iv treatment and patients who tested it are showing remarkable progress. abc's chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser has more. >> reporter: a lifet
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Dec 19, 2012 2:35am EST
prosecutors, all he lacked at the time was money. concern about the suspect reached the highest levels of government, with president obama among those briefed. adding to the drama, sources tell abc news, he slipped fbi surveillance to that trip to new york. sources say he had tried to contact overseas radicals, possibly connected to al qaeda. andy field, abc news, washington. >>> the army is beginning an investigation of all of its child daycare centers around the world. that's 283 centers that will be reviewing hiring practices. it follows accusations that employees were assaulting children at a daycare center in virginia back in september. two army employees were arrested. the pentagon is expected to order similar reviews in all of the other branches of the military. >>> the late senator daniel inouye will lie in state tomorrow. a service will be held on friday. he died monday at the age of 88. he was a world war ii hero, a medal of honor recipient, and served in the senate for almost 50 years. >>> and in a historic move, republican congressman tim scott will replace south carolina sena
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Dec 6, 2012 1:40am PST
gangnam style. best impression of psy. >> america at its finest. the campaign urges young people to use social media to get people to sign a petition calling for a bipartisan solution to the nation's $16 trillion debt. i will give $100 if he just stops. stops. >> keep going. he dances better than me, doesn't he? >> that's impressive, man. >> it is. >> how serious he is about the debt. get up and do gangnam style. >> serious point you have to inform yourself on what is going on. please do. >> no matter what, be in the know. not that we could top that. >>> coming up next, the prank that served as a wakeup call to the hospital and the royal family. >>> and the first lady of country music is showing everyone -- terrible accent, right? showing everyone you are never too old to try something new. you are watching "world news now." >> "world news now." >> "world news now." ♪ ♪ no time that ain't all on my mind ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life ins
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Dec 28, 2012 1:40am PST
attack, there's been plenty of talk about arming teachers and two-thirds of americans believe arming at least one official would be somewhat effective against attacks. >> cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: the gun is fake. but these utah teachers fear the threats facing their classrooms is very real. 200 of those teachers became students. packing a conference room on their holiday break to learn how to carry a concealed weapon on the job, and how to protect their schools from an armed intruder. >> the safety is the biggest part and to be able to use them appropriately is really high priority for me. >> reporter: utah is one of few states where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an arme
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Dec 11, 2012 1:40am PST
of the fiscal cliff and he's apparently going to stay at his job. >> even with that cliff, i think you'll be all right, dude. congratulations. >>> coming up after the break, her death was a huge loss to the music world and fans throughout the world. we'll go live to los angeles to talk to our media consultant. about what jenni rivera meant to the music. >>> but first, an amazing breakthrough. how researchers are using hiv to help fight cancer. it's coming up on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellula cellular. >>> a dramatic new direction in fighting cancer is now raising hopes of finding a way to eliminate the disease all together. >> this is just unbelievable. doctors are using the virus that causes aids to reprogram patient's immune systems. chief medical editor dr. richard besser explains. >> reporter: emma's leukemia seemed undefeatable, no treatments left, and she was only 6. then in april, a last gamble using hiv to cure, not kill. doctors took out millions of emma's disease fighting white blood cells and used a genetically altered h
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Dec 21, 2012 1:40am PST
. >> and the advances in medicine. joined at the chest and abdomen. and now they're separated, going to live full lives. that's incredible. >> doctors earn their paychecks. nothing but respect. >>> still to come, it might be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the busiest. especially for the big guy at the north pole. >> but santa has nothing to worry about, because i am on the job. next up, i take a job as an elf. oh, yeah. you're watching "world news now." of course you're watching. where else would you see that? >>> it's got to be the most thankless job in the world this time of year, santa's elf. but this is one of our favorite stories of the day. >> here we go. that's because in the true spear otof holidays, selfilousness and giving, i decided to try out for the job and here is how it went. i'm about to start now this very important duty as one of santa's main elves here as the macy's in manhattan. very important job. so important, in fact, i have a mentor here, a mentor. say hello to everybody in insomnia land. >> i will be mentoring to you. what is your elf name? >
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Dec 31, 2012 2:30am EST
compromise. here's the latest on the talks in just a moment. but first, a look at some of the other stories. a health scare for hillary clinton. the secretary of state is hospitalized this morning after doctors discover a blood clot. we'll have the latest on her condition. >>> also this morning, a different kind of contract for a young iphone user, what this teen's mom is making him agree to before he's allowed to talk or text. >> i think it's fantastic parenting by the way. >>> a huge weekend in nfl action. the bitter end for some teams. >> yeah. >> bears. and the beginning of playoff hopes for others, who's out, who's in, who shouldn't be. fantastic details. >> bears and giants are both out. >> can y believe that? >> i can't. >> we're not the only ones work thing overnight. talks are going on in washington trying to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> but we're getting something done. the average american family would see a tax increase of more than $3,400. preeti arla is joining us with more. >> reporter: top leaders seemed optimistic early on, but that seemed to shift, replaced by pessimism and
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Dec 24, 2012 3:00am PST
. they're facing so many hardships of their own. >> it does not feel like christmas at all in that town. so whatever comforts that town right now. also this morning, a rather dire prediction about the fiscal cliff and what might happen when lawmakers return later this week. it's a pocketbook issue for all of us. >> some people are expecting to maybe go right over that cliff. >> more likely than a couple days ago. >>> and later this half hour, the christmas edition of our insomniac play list. your favorites performed with an updated beat. putting a new spin on some of the old christmas classics. >> good to see ceelo hanging out with the muppets there. >>> topping our news right now, the nra is not backing down from its call to place armed officers in the nation schools. >> congressman chris murphy whose district includes newtown calls it tone deaf and also revolting. >> reporter: from the brooklyn bridge in new york to the sidewalks of falls church, virginia, anti-gun protests are springing up around the country. the debate on gun control has also triggered a run on gun shows and gun sto
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Dec 27, 2012 2:35am EST
two. they were last seen drinking with friends a week ago at wells' home along the maine coast. >>> in other news, hundreds of schoolteachers plan to attend firearms training today in salt lake city. the 200 teachers come from districts all across utah and volunteered for the concealed weapons training offered each year. organizers say in past years, only a few dozen teachers have attended, but they're expecting an overflow crowd now. >>> to another growing gun controversy over a newspaper's decision to publish the names and addresses of hand gun permit holders. even though the information is a matter of public record, the publication has outraged a lot of readers. they suggest it puts the permit holders in danger because criminals have a guide to places they can steal guns. >> disclosure of the name and home address of every firearms licensee in new york has been a matter of public record for years. >> i may have some neighbors that don't look in favor of gun owners, and may feel threatened. >> how is this for payback? some publicized the home addresses and phone number of the
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Dec 18, 2012 2:35am EST
worried about possible repercussions that her two youngest sons may face at school. >> we had nothing to do with it. yes, we're related, but my boys, my three younger boys did not know their cousins. >> she also says she has not heard from the gunman's father, peter lanza, about funeral arrangements. >>> in light of the control is once again a hot topic for public debate right now. a new abc news poll found that 54% of americans favor stricter gun control laws, and more than half say the shooting reflects broader problems in our society, not just one troubled person. west virginia's democratic senator is a staunch gun rights advocate, said the shooting may be the tipping point. >> i don't know anyone in the sporting on hunting arena that goes out with an assault rifle. i don't know anybody that needs 30 rounds in a clip to go hunting. >> but governor rick perry is taking the opposite view. he says he's fine with arming teachers if that's the way to keep students safe. >>> concerns about new gun laws possibly go into effect are leading to a surge in firearms sales. many stores,
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Dec 7, 2012 3:40am PST
the baby at home. all was well, and then she was a size zero the next day. >> whatever the kid is, it is going to be so ugly, with those two parents. are you kidding me? >> and short. >> yeah, really. congratulations. that is very cool. >>> also, "the david letterman show" petraeus sex scandal, that was dominating the news the last couple of months. and, of course, now there's going to be a tell-all book written by jill kelley. you probably know the face by now. she is the wealthy tampa socialite who is the one who blew the whistle, you can say, going to the fbi about threatening e-mails that led to revelation of the affair between petraeus and broadwell. they're saying look -- she is angry, lampooned by the press, lampooned by "saturday night live." she wants to get her story out there to sit the record straight. instead of doing a tv interview, she wants to do a book, tell the story, get her side out there. sometime next year expect the jill kelley book. no one is shocked by this news. >> i am thoroughly shocked. >> where there is scandal there is money to be made. we know that game
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Dec 19, 2012 1:40am PST
a look today at damage from that powerful storm that drenched parts of the pacific northwest. a giant 75-foot wide mudslide slammed into a moving freight train in everett, washington, knocking them right off the track. engineers had been scheduled to check the hillside, but they were waiting for the train to go by first. amazingly, no one was hurt. >>> the latest storm to hit the southern california mountains is making it hard for drivers to get around, even with mandatory chains on their tires. but the resorts welcome the snow, as always. business has been booming with the influx of early skiers and snowboarders. that's one of the few ways snow is great. if you're in the mountains doing your thing, yeah, snow is wonderful. or if you're a kid off from school building a snowman, snow is a beautiful thing. other than that, not so much. >>> coming up next, addressing a pr nightmare. instagram's solution to an instant revolt. >>> the all-out search for a hollywood feature film. its disappearance sounds like part of a movie plot. you're watching "world news now." ♪ it's so importan
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Dec 20, 2012 1:40am PST
between as prin and a new form of blindness. they may be at higher risk for age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness for old people. >>> people across the country are being warned to watch out for grinches preying on their presents. surveillance video from a south florida home captured two thieves stealing a family's presents right off their front porch. the couple actually pulls into oscar sosa's driveway and takes the boxes that u.p.s. just dropped off. >> the holidays, you know, people tend to be more giving and stuff like that. and instead, there's people taking advantage of situations like that. >> thanks to the video, jorge and gloria perez were arrested. and the retailer reimbursed sosa for his presents, which cost more than $500. >> and maybe the things you can do to protect yourself is don't have your packages delivered without a signature. >> right. >> you have to be there. take it inside so it's safe. >> and perhaps not have it delivered to your home, but have it delivered to your office. i think that is just despicable. >> what is your special
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Dec 14, 2012 1:40am PST
. all righty, here is the clue... what are "mice and men"? that's it, at adds to your margin. you're at $5,400, and we're at our first commercial break, which means we'll be back in a moment or two. and th and beth watkins first is from savannah, georgia. she is a graduate student of medieval studies. notice how i pronounced that correctly. that's right. now you travel with a good-luck charm of some kind. yes. tell us about that. uh, it's a small stuffed orange fish, uh, that my sister got as a prize out of a cereal box. and so it's a way of traveling-- i actually have it with me-- traveling with it when i go around the country when i visit. show the audience. there we go. it's very nice. that's right. does it usually work? or it does wo um, and you know, he's-- we've gone to many places together, so... okay, good. silas crawford, attorney from florida, broke his toe playing whatrk, playing drums. i'm a novice drummer, and one day and i was runnin i was at home, playing whatrk, and i was running a bath. so i thought i'd sit down in my flip-flops and hit the ? minutes and got carried awa
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Dec 10, 2012 3:00am PST
look at some of the other stories we are following for you this morning. >> international singing sensation poised for main stream stardom believed killed in a plane crash in mexico. her grieving fan and how her family want her to be remembered. >> tragic story. >>> also this morning, it is being called redneck reality. that's right. a growing genre of reality shows focusing on a slice of life not often seen on tv. why some say this so-called entertainment portrays the south in a negative light. >>> he is called johnny football. now he has a cool new trophy to go along with that cool nickname. what this college freshman has accomplished that no other athlete before him has ever done. >>> but first want to get to new details about the american doctor saved in afghanistan and the u.s. serviceman who died in the valiant rescue. >> officials confirm a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6 the elite squad, that killed osama bin laden, died in the raid that freed the colorado man being held hostage. abc's muhammed lila has the latest. >> reporter: it happened under the cover of darkness. joint
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Dec 18, 2012 1:40am PST
tweeted aloha yesterday. he died yesterday at 88 years old. >>> there is progress in talks on the fiscal cliff, but major sticking points still remain with just two weeks to go. a top republican says there is disagreement over spending cuts versus new taxes and until that could be worked out, there won't be any talks about the specific details. and wall street closed higher over signs of the talks. the dow jones rose 100 points for its biggest gain of the month. early markets overseas also higher because of capitol hill optimism. and a bounce back in china's economy. >>> a holiday miracle for drivers as plunging gas prices hit their lowest point of the year. aaa reports the price of gas fell more than nine cents a gallon last week. the national average is $3.25. the cost of gas is down 16% since september. thanks to increasing supplies, gas prices have fallen every day this month. and it's a safe bet that the makers of the iphone recognize a mistake when they see it. the new version of google maps that was downloaded, get this, 10 million times in the first 48 hours of its release, the a
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Dec 6, 2012 2:35am EST
result of climate change. well they also point to the melting ice at the north pole. abc meteorologist ginger zee has more. >> reporter: nearly snowless in december. right now only 7% of the united states is covered in snow. that's even less than this time last year. when 32% of the nation was laced in winter white. not enough snow means no skiing. yet. this resort in washington state has had to wait. >> impatiently. to get our show on the road here. >> reporter: less snow helped make it warmer this past week. almost 700 record high temperatures have been set in the past five days. all of that will contribute to 2012 likely becoming the warmest on record in the lower 48. while one week or one season cannot tell a climate story, a longer range report card would released by noaa, the subject, the arctic, record were broken this year. in 2012 there was less know and more sea ice melting than they ever measured before. satellites started measuring arctic ice in 1979. since then half has disappeared. and just this year, 4 1/2 million square smiles melted, an area the size of t
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Dec 24, 2012 2:05am EST
the planet? >> i was at the romney headquarters election night and when they learned he wasn't going to be president of the united states, he looked sad. he looked like somebody that really wanted this and it was not going to be. so just seeing the reaction and everything that went to it. and tag said that ann tried to convince him of this, too. >> you have to wonder, did he really not -- he could have made choices and said i'm not going to do it. but you have to wonder did he not want to do it or is this kind of, you know, post election -- like i didn't want it any way. i'm brushing it off. i don't know how to interpret that, but interesting article in "the globe." >>> in other news today, a veteran idaho lawmaker is apologizing after being arrested for dui in washington. virginia police say republican mike crepo had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit. >>> former president george h.w. bush may be spending christmas in the hospital. doctors say he's in stable condition but needs to build up his energy. >>> christmas prayers are going out to nelson mandela. south africans are
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Dec 31, 2012 3:00am PST
, a look at some of the other stories we're following for you this monday morning. a meeting is set as lawmakers work to avoid the fiscal cliff. but the clock is winding down. i don't know about you, but i'm so tired of talking about this. >> i feel the exact same way. >> just go over the cliff, get something done so we can stop talking about it. >>> a chilly end to 2012. it is cold out there. old man winter reminding us what time of year it is. a large part of the nation will ring in the new year with temperatures below freezing. >> we wouldn't know anything about that because it is hot as -- >> in the studio you mean. >> yes. >> maybe it's warm because i have my new slippers on that rob got me. >> that's not fair. >> you can put them in the microwave. >> really? >> yes. >>> but if warm, sunny skies are more your style, pasadena is the place to be. we'll take you behind the scenes of the annual rose parade to see how an army of volunteers build the majestic floats that smell so good. >> pasadena is more my style this time of year. >>> we begin with hillary clinton. the 65-year-old sec
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Dec 27, 2012 1:40am PST
bank. how much money is behind this question? you start with a hundred dollars. you start at the very beginning. that's a good place to start, 13 questions away from a million. >> whew! ha ha! meredith: "new traditions" is the category. a "morp" is thrown by some as an "anti" response to what high school tradition? graduation, prom, game, high school elections. a morp. >> i'm gonna go with b--prom, final answer. meredith: yes, it is prom. [indistinct] of morp. you got a hundred dollars. let's add a little bit more to that bank. how about $5,000? $5,100, 2 questions away from your "double money" question. this next category, "animal crowds." according to new research, emperor penguins stay warm by huddling together and replicating what common crowd activity? >> oh, my gosh. meredith: stomping feet, hand clapping, crowd surfing, the wave. >> i've been talking about "march of the penguins" all day. meredith: why? >> i have no idea. 'cause i think the worst thing to come back into the world as is an emperor penguin. ha ha! meredith: really? >> yeah. meredith: i didn't know that. >> a
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Dec 18, 2012 2:35am EST
special message when he attended sunday's memorial at the newtown high school. two teachers, steve george and bobby patterson, left him a note on a classroom board. they thanked him for his leadership and helping the community to heal. well, the president responded with a note of his own, writing "you're in our thoughts and prayers" and then signed his name. >>> and the aunt of gunman adam lanza is fearing for the safety of her family. marsha lanza has three sons and says they are heart broken over the shootings. she also says the tragedy has brought shame to the family. lanza says she had not seen her nephew since he was 3 years old and she's worried about possible repercussions that her two youngest sons may face at school. >> we had nothing to do with it. yes, we're related, but my boys, my three younger boys did not know their cousins. >> she also says she has not heard from the gunman's father, peter lanza, about funeral arrangements. >>> in light of the tragedy, gun control is once again a hot topic for public debate right now. a new abc news poll found that 54% of americans
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Dec 28, 2012 2:35am EST
are, once again, at the end of the year, staring at a crisis we should have dealt with literally months ago. >> reporter: without an agreement soon, nearly everybody takes a hit. a schoolteacher with two kids and a salary of $43,000, for example, will face a tax hike of more than $3,000. members of congress helped get us in this mess and they'll pay, too. with incomes of $174,000, they'll pay some $7,500 more in taxes. and it's not just taxes. on january 1, unemployment benefits expire for some 2 million people. you can expect one last effort, including a meeting at the white house with congressional leaders to try to prevent the fiscal cliff from happening. but with just four days left until everybody's taxes go up, there's not a lot of optimism that it can be cone in time. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> tributes are pouring in for retired general norman schwartzcopf. the general, nicknamed stormin' norman, died yesterday in tampa from pneumonia. he commanded a coalition of some 30 countries that drove iraqi forces from kuwait back in 1991. in retirement, he supported ch
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Dec 28, 2012 2:35am EST
including a meeting at the white house with congressional leaders to try to prevent the fiscal cliff from happening. but with just four days left until everybody's taxes go up, there's not a lot of optimism that it can be cone in time. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >>> tributes are pouring in for retired general norman schwartzcopf. the general, nicknamed stormin' norman, died yesterday in tampa from pneumonia. he commanded a coalition of some 30 countries that drove iraqi forces from kuwait back in 1991. in retirement, he supported charitable causes and resisting calls to rub for public office. norman schwartzcopf was 78. >>> for the second time this month, a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. last night, a woman shoved the man on the tracks just as the train was pulling into the station on queens. it's not clear if she knew the victim. new york police are reviewing surveillance video recorded on the platform to try to identify the victim and the suspect. >> this is the second time this happened this month. the first one happened in t
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Dec 26, 2012 2:40am PST
what we're going to be dealing with at the end of the year has curbed our spending, for sure. >> reporter: retailers today are trying to outdo one another with deals, often better than what was offered the day after thanksgiving. amazon offering a 46-inch tv, marked down 44% for just $338. best buy is cutting the price of a nikon camera. and a cashmere sweater from bloomingdale's, just $89.99. last year shoppers spent more than $7 billion on the day after christmas. bargains have become a post holiday tradition. whether you're shopping in stores or surfing for discounts and free shipping from online venders, retailers are looking for you on what may be the fifth busiest shopping day of the year. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> i think you have the right idea. we should go shopping when we're done. online venders still offering free shipping. just go online and find the coupons. it's that simple. >> yes. from shopping to the big games, coming up, we'll take a look at the nba games that were taking up much of christmas day. >> a full wrap on which teams scored and which
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